Beyond the Urban Mask: Local Climate Mask Zones as a Generic Descriptor of Urban Areas—Potential and Recent Developments
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AbstractDespite the great importance of cities, relatively little consistent information about their internal configuration (structure, cover and materials) is available. The World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) initiative aims at the acquisition, storage and dissemination of data on the form and function of cities indifferent levels. At the lowest level, the Local Climate Zone (LCZ) scheme provides a basic description of urban structure. This scheme is a climate-based typology of urban and natural landscapes that also provides relevant information on basic physical properties of the landscape, which can be used in modelling and observational studies. The LCZ scheme has large potential as a standard generic description of urban areas. In this paper the scheme and our standard mapping approach are presented, followed by recent improvements and research on object-based image analysis, transferability of trained LCZ classifiers, quality of crowd contributions, and the use of other data sources and methods.
Acceptance Date22/02/2017
All Author(s) ListBenjamin Bechtel, Olaf Conrad, Matthias Tamminga, M.L. Verdonck, F. Van Coillie, Devis Tuia, Matthias Demuzere, Linda See, Patrícia Lopes, Cidália C. Fonte, Yong Xu, Chao Ren, Gerald Mills, N. Kaloustian, Arthur Cassone
Name of Conferencethe IEEE 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE)
Start Date of Conference06/03/2017
End Date of Conference08/03/2017
Place of ConferenceDubai
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited Arab Emirates
Proceedings TitleUrban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), 2017 Joint
Year2017
Month3
Day6
PublisherIEEE
Pages1 - 4
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsLocal Climate Zones, WUDAPT, LULC, urban

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